Victor Hayden RIP

Victor Hayden RIP

“That’s right, The Mascara Snake!” The Radar Station was saddened to hear that Victor Hayden (aka The Mascara Snake) had died on 7th December 2018. HisRead More

Strictly Personal – 50 year anniversary

Strictly Personal – 50 year anniversary

Yes, it’s 50 years since the band’s second album, Strictly Personal, was released. It was October 1968 in the US and December 1968 in the UK.Read More

Strictly Personal Actetate

Strictly Personal Actetate

Ever since Don started complaining about the ‘bromo seltzer’ that had been added to the Strictly Personal album fans have wondered what it would have soundedRead More

Strictly Personal – reviews and ads in IT 1968

Strictly Personal – reviews and ads in IT 1968

IT #41, 4 – 17 October 1968 From John Peel’s ‘Perfumed Garden’ column in the legendary sixties ‘hippy’ newspaper IT (International Times). This review of StrictlyRead More

Strictly Personal – the inner sleeve

Strictly Personal – the inner sleeve

The front cover of Strictly Personal was, at the time, quite unusual although it didn’t really hint at the strangeness that lay within those vinyl grooves.Read More

Gary Marker on Strictly Personal

Gary Marker on Strictly Personal

The late Gary Marker, a jazz and session bassist at the time, was a close associate of Don Van Vliet during the 1960s. He produced someRead More

Jeff Cotton speaks …

Jeff Cotton speaks …

Yes, it’s true the legendary guitarist of the Magic Band and MU has finally broken his silence. Although for years Jeff Cotton has kept a lowRead More

High Black Shadows

Oil on Linen 46 x 38.5 inches / 117 x 98 cm    

Steve
14 Aug
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Trout Mask Replica – Third Man Records release 2018

Trout Mask Replica – Third Man Records release 2018

This release, Vault Package #36, by Jack White’s Third Man Records has caused a bit of a buzz amongst fans not least because of the wayRead More

Rockette Morton Art – Noodles and Doodles

Rockette Morton Art – Noodles and Doodles

Since his heart surgery Mark Boston aka Rockette Morton, bassist extraordinaire for the Magic Band, has had to take things a bit easier so he hasRead More

Robert Williams needs your help

Robert Williams needs your help

Robert Williams, the Beefheart drummer from 1977 to 1981, recently posted on his Facebook page that he has a serious medical condition that will require majorRead More

Kristine McKenna talks about Don

Kristine McKenna talks about Don

Kristine McKenna is an American music journalist who has written for Wet, NME, Rolling Stone, Vanity Fair, The New York Times, The Washington Post and manyRead More

Gary Lucas UK Tour 2018

Gary Lucas UK Tour 2018

Probably one of the busiest performers on the circuit, Gary Lucas is coming to the UK in May 2018 with a solo multi-media show entitled “AnRead More

Heaven’s Black Top Hat – A Metabiography of Don Van Vliet

Heaven’s Black Top Hat – A Metabiography of Don Van Vliet

(Over The Edge Radio Show & Cassette Only Release) Radio Voices Series Volume Three Ammunition Press (distributed by Beat Books, Berkeley, California) 1995 Contents of BookletRead More

TMR vinyl on TMR

TMR vinyl on TMR

The remastered Trout Mask Replica is at last getting a vinyl release. It is in the capable hands of Jack White’s Third Man Records. Not onlyRead More

Knebworth Festival 1975 photos

Knebworth Festival 1975 photos

A great collection of photographs taken by Paddy Bergin at the 1975 Knebworth Festival are now available online and to buy. Some of these may alreadyRead More

Beefheart on BBC Radio 4

Beefheart on BBC Radio 4

Don will be the subject of the BBC Radio 4 programme ‘Great Lives’ on Tuesday 3 April at 4:30 pm (BST). The programme will then beRead More

Cover versions of Beefheart songs by song title

Find out who has recorded which of Don’s songs through this list arranged by the song title. Click the artist’s name for more information about the cover andRead More

Cover versions of Beefheart songs by artist name

Find out who has recorded which of Don’s songs through this list arranged by the artist’s name. Click the artist name for more information about the coverRead More

1977.11.19 Paris

1977.11.19 Paris

A one-off European show at a two-day festival in the centre of Paris.

Graham
22 Feb
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